EDGE offers tailored programs designed to develop the skills, networks and expertise you need to launch a new venture and help it grow. Learn more about each of our programs below.
Social Impact Catalyst
You’re an aspiring youth impact entrepreneur looking to learn alongside a group of other inspiring changemakers. You want to learn more about social impact, entrepreneurship and how to lead a social venture. You have a promising idea or a new venture that aims to create change aligned with this year’s theme: climate change and environmental sustainability.
This program has been made possible with the generous support of RBC Future Launch, a proud partner of Sheridan and EDGE.
Check out Social Impact Catalyst if:
Virtual community and networking opportunities
Group and one-on-one mentoring
Support to promote your venture
Co-op on the Edge
You’re ready to build a social venture or freelance gig during your co-op term. You have a solid venture idea or freelance skills and may be working with a team. You’re interested in a unique, hands-on experience that will build your entrepreneurial thinking and leadership skills.
Check out Co-op on the EDGE if:
Tailored bootcamp sessions
Access to EDGE and external partner workshops
Group and one-on-one mentoring
Access to the EDGE workspace
You’re curious about making an impact using entrepreneurial approaches. You’re looking for flexible ways to expand your skills and then put them to use right away on projects you care about. You’re keen to explore how you might create a new venture or practice your innovation skills with an existing venture.
Check out Explore if:
Self-paced modules and hands-on remote learning opportunities
Access to post your skills on the EDGEncy job board
Certificate of completion and recognition on your co-curricular record
Opportunity to build your resume and professional portfolio
Network with EDGE’s vibrant impact entrepreneur community
Leap Startup League
This unique program is offered as a partnership between EDGE and the University of Toronto Mississauga’s ICUBE incubator.
You’re an aspiring social enterprise founder or impact start-up team looking to take the leap on an idea. You’re ready to design the business model to support your social venture, create prototypes and explore sustainable ways this idea might someday pay the bills.
Check out Leap Startup League if:
One-on-one mentorship with industry experts
Access to the resources of two vibrant incubators
Impact-oriented business, branding, and communications training
Financial and legal information sessions
EDGE and ICUBE UTM Belt of Recognition and membership perks
Your social venture is in motion: your product or service is outlined, your impact is clear, you understand your customers’ challenges at a deep level and your sights are set on revenue. It’s time to Rise! This 12-month program focuses on high-value, high-intensity support for social venture founders, customized to your venture’s stage of growth. We’ll help you focus so you can create an impactful, profitable and sustainable venture. You’ll have the chance to learn in small groups of diverse and like-minded founders while growing your impact and advancing your ambitious goals.
Check out Rise if:
Individualized coaching focused on people, planet and profit valued at $6,000
Support from seasoned mentors who collaborate to ensure your venture’s success.
Practical problem-solving support and introductions to key networks
Help to drive customer leads for your venture using proven digital marketing strategies
Access to a dynamic cohort of fellow impact entrepreneurs at similar stages of growth